Technology Development Lab

Work with faculty and visiting industry experts to

■ Develop a new, startup technology product based on your own vision (such as an app, website, or other idea)

■ Learn how to pitch it to investors and technical partners

■ Compete for the chance to turn your class project into a polished product with the aid of the Queens College Technology Incubator

Many people have ideas for ways technology can contribute to society or environmental quality, but don’t know how to make them a reality. Others envision startup technologies as a route to personal economic success. This hands-on seminar and lab will help you learn how to take your dream—whatever it is—and translate it into a working, useful prototype of new technology. You will also learn how to attract funders and partners in developing it, and how to model its future uses and impacts.

Prerequisites: None Technical knowledge: None required Open to all juniors, seniors, graduate students, and faculty! Class size is limited to 15.

The instructor, Jason Van Anden, is founder and chief technologist of Quadrant 2, known for its creative technical solutions to social needs. For example, Quadrant 2 has created social-justice apps for Occupy Wall Street, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and national and international labor unions. Jason also is an expert in consumer technologies like mobile, robotics, music, art, and video games. If you have questions about the course, email him at:

Tech Development Lab
MDST 381  – undergrad
MDST 769  – masters
Fall 2018 – Thursdays, 1:40p-4:30p, G Building, G004

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This is a 3-credit course but does not count as an elective for Computer Science students.

If you have difficulty registering through CUNYFirst, please use the following form below to pre-register (use Technology Development Lab as the name of the class). More instruction on how to register for the class will be provided to you.

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